As a thank-you to all of you today, I am today releasing the audiobook of The 4-Hour Chef…for free.
This includes almost 10 hours of recording: all of the chapters on accelerated learning, all of the ridiculous experiments and related stories, and much more.
I’m partnering with BitTorrent again to bring you a bundle of goodies. The full unlocked bundle for this release is 5.4 GB of free content (!), whereas my first BitTorrent release for the print edition was 187 MB. HD instructional videos? Bonus PDFs? You got it.
The audiobook also features guest narration from one of my heroes–bestselling author Neil Gaiman!
I’ve written about Neil before (read my gushing here), and if you’re not a fan yet, you will be. Special thanks to Neil, his amazing assistant Cat, and also to Max Adams, who acted as Twitter matchmaker:
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) January 27, 2013
I hope you enjoy the audiobook as much as I enjoyed producing it. Here’s the announcement and download links from BitTorrent…
The 4-Hour Chef: Accelerating Learning for Free
What’s the value of a free read?
Last November, we partnered with best-selling author Tim Ferriss to find out. We handed out sections and drafts from his new book, The 4-Hour Chef, to BitTorrent fans. In turn, 880 thousand of them checked out the hardcover on Amazon. And 2012’s boycotted book about meta-learning hit 2013’s bestseller lists, from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal.
A free read, it turns out, is a powerful thing.
So, what’s a listen worth?
We’re letting the people decide. Today, Tim Ferriss is giving away the full audiobook of The 4-Hour Chef, complete with six hours of HD creativeLIVE tutorials that bring the 4-Hour lessons to life. Call it an experiment in anti-cannibalization. Our goal is to see how different formats can feed off of, and feed, one another.
Here’s the deal:
Check out Tim Ferriss’s page on BitTorrent. You can instantly download several chapters of The 4-Hour Chef audio, Part 1 of the full-color ebook (62 pages), and three workshop videos from creativeLIVE.
Subscribe to the book’s email list, and unlock the full audiobook narrated by Ferriss, Neil Gaiman, and Adam Verner, plus ten additional workshop videos. It’s everything you need to master everything, basically: from the kitchen to the basketball court. Except the hardcover. (You’ll need to go here for that.)
The 4-Hour Chef: eBook Part 1 [PDF]
The 4-Hour Chef: AudioBook Introduction [Audio]
The 4-Hour Chef: creativeLIVE Workshop, Day 1 [3 Videos]
The 4-Hour Chef: Full AudioBook [Audio]
The 4-Hour Chef: Creative Live Workshop, Day 2 [9 Videos]
Also Tonight (9/10) from 6-7pm PT (9-10pm ET)…
I’ll be doing a live Q&A on Twitter for 60 minutes. Ask me anything. Really. To make my day, download the audiobook first and let me know what you think! Here’s how it works:
1) Follow @merrelloutside. I’m partnering with them for this, so you’ll need to follow them to see my responses to questions.
2) Ask questions in the following format:
“@tferriss @merrelloutside [insert question]? #asktim”
3) I’ll answer ‘em as fast as I can! Hope to see you tonight.
Posted on: September 10, 2013.